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New Grant Funding to Support Racine County Local Small Businesses

Racine County, in partnership with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), has received a $500,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) to help local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “So many small businesses in Racine County have been hit hard by COVID-19,” County Executive Jonathan Delagrave said. “I’m thankful this […]

Posted inKenosha LensUptown Observer

HUD awards $4.4M to address lead-based paint in Kenosha homes

Local and federal officials, including Rep. Bryan Steil, hold a $4.4 million check being presented to Kenosha to address lead-based paint in local homes. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Kenosha $4.4 million to help eradicate lead-based paint in local homes. HUD announced […]

Posted inGovernmentLocal news

Racine to Receive Federal CARES Act Funding

RACINE – The City of Racine will receive $342,617 in federal CARES Act funding to be administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program. The funding, announced Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil, R-Janesville, also includes the cities of Kenosha and Janesville as well as Milwaukee and […]

Posted inGovernment

Connolly receives settlement from housing discrimination lawsuit

Amy Connolly, the development director for the City of Racine, will receive $360,000 from her former employer, the Village of Tinley Park, as part of a settlement from a housing discrimination lawsuit filed by the Justice Department. The Village of Tinley Park approved the settlement agreement Tuesday at a board meeting. The Justice Department asserted that […]

Posted inDevelopmentLocal news

Press Release: Community Leaders Celebrate Ground Breaking In Uptown

Local, state and federal officials today joined investment and development partners to celebrate the ground breaking of 1418-1424 Washington Avenue–the newest mixed use total building rehabilitation in Racine’s Uptown neighborhood. Mayor Cory Mason spoke and stated “The City of Racine has committed a large percentage of our energy and HUD block grant funds to the […]

Posted inBusinessGovernment

HUD Officials, Dickert Push For Businesses To Use National Registry

A federal program that connects low-income workers with training programs and job opportunities at local businesses may be overhauled with several proposed rule changes, but local and federal officials hope the changes will help reduce the unemployment rate in Racine. State, federal and local officials highlighted the Section 3 Housing and Urban Development Act, a program — which requires businesses […]